I want to talk to you about visceral fat. It is the layer of fat that lies inside your body that surrounds your vital organs. The production of excess visceral fat is linked to cortisol-the stress hormone. Where is it produced?Cortisol is produced in your adrenal gland (which sit right on top of your kidneys). What does Cortisol do?
My younger sister recently asked me for some help losing weight. She had joined a local gym and was exercising almost every day. She had lost a little weight initially but was not getting the results she wanted. When I asked her about her gym routine she said she was spending 30-45 minutes on the elliptical trainer, followed by some core and arm exercises. Sound familiar?
We've all been there before: dieting and exercising hard for months, dropping 98% of that excess visceral fat, but then... WE GET STUCK?! Impossible! You've been getting 6-8 hours of sleep more often than not, have eaten well a vast majority of the time and continue pushing your threshold in the gym. What gives? Aren't those three things the keys to avoiding a plateau and continual success? The answer: Yes and No.
"Fat Fighters V" (FFV) The year your trainer took the plunge! That's right folks I will be losing as much fat as I can as well and taking pics and sharing them each month! No I can't win but I can be there right beside you along the journey!- Rick Dant "THE" Trainer!
Popular media would have you believe that performing a specific exercise will help you achieve flat abs. The truth is you cannot achieve spot reduction of fat utilizing one exercise. While doing crunches will strengthen your core, crunches won’t specifically target fat in your abdomen. Do not confuse the sensation of abdominal muscles working with targeting fat over those muscles.
(from Men's health)
Researchers say you can measure a person’s risk of obesity by measuring his or her soda intake. Versus people who don’t drink sweetened sodas, here’s what your daily intake means:
½ can = 26 percent increased risk of being overweight or obese
½ to 1 can = 30.4 percent increased risk
Here, I've identified 8 ingredients you never want to see on the nutrition label. Should you put down products that contain them? As the Magic 8-Ball would say: Signs point to yes
... This preservative is used to prevent rancidity in foods that contain oils. Unfortunately, BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) has been shown to cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters.